Entering through the ornate gateway into the Panacea Retreat, the first thing you notice is the feeling of luxury and sophistication. Natural stone walls add privacy to the upmarket holiday villas and tropical landscaping enhances the surroundings, creating a reassuring sense of total quality.
The first holiday villa rental you reach is Avasara Residence, which name’s means ‘opportunity and chance’, the perfect name for such an attractive and elegant holiday home.
Avasara Residence combines striking architectural features, exceptional furnishings and natural materials with inspiring sea views from every room. Entering the house through the electronic gate into the driveway, the house opens into a well-planted, landscaped tropical garden with steps running down the side of the main living pavilion to a delicious ocean view pool. The entire luxury holiday villa exudes absolute comfort and indulgence. You can easily imagine spending hours simply relaxing and enjoying the comfort and tropical surroundings.
From the driveway, you enter the impressive living pavilion with a terrace opening from the side of the main pavilion. The path from the main gate is fringed with a water feature and stone walls that create an appealing natural ambiance. Large wooden doors open into an astonishing elevated living space that runs virtually the whole length of the holiday villa, with high, wood-lined, and vaulted ceilings, and windows on both sides that increase the overall feeling of space and grandeur. The whole front and side of the living area feature sliding glass doors that open up to draw in panoramic views across the forested valleys, right down to the bay of Bophut and Koh Samui’s many offshore islands.
Inside this vast space, an eye-catching pedestal dining table sits like a piece of art in the center of the room. To the right is a sophisticated kitchen area with an island breakfast bar. All the high-end branded luxury appliances are fitted in an outstanding kitchen that not only looks fantastic with light wood units, chrome fittings, and marble surfaces but is also well planned and designed to include everything guests need. There’s even a built-in wine cooler for all day refreshments.
On the opposite side of the dining table is the lounge area which has a flat screen TV mounted on a pine cabinet and surrounded by comfortable brown and white sofas and chairs, as well as contemporary ornaments and artworks. Running the whole length of the room is a balcony with an almost invisible glass barrier looking out over the garden and private pool. All-weather chairs are poised for guests to take in the spectacular surroundings.
Stairs on both sides of the balcony leading down to the lower level of the holiday villa where three appealing guest bedrooms face out across the garden, pool, and views. A covered walkway connects the rooms and doubles as a shaded outdoor terrace. Each of the bedrooms has ample built-in storage space and an en-suite rain shower room. All the rooms have king size double beds, making this an ideal family or group villa. High-quality furnishings and luxury accessories, plush and stylish interiors make the bedrooms far more than simple sleeping spaces.
In front of this bedroom level, a lawned garden leads to the pool terrace. To one side of the huge private pool, sunken stools are served by a built-in bar, incorporated into a covered sala or gazebo, which also houses a dining table and cushioned bench seats. This is ideal for lazy days snacking and relaxing or even for an al fresco feast or private pool party.
To the right of the private pool is the first of two master suites. Staying here will be an experience to remember. A vaulted wooden ceiling with glass at the front and back creates an airy and light atmosphere. Doors open directly onto the pool terrace and take in the spectacular ocean views. There are separate dressing area and an en-suite that has twin sinks, a rain shower and an indulgent terrazzo bathtub with windows looking directly out across the private pool and to the ocean. Again the furniture and the artwork in here are modern in design.
Steps at the rear of the lower master suite lead back up to the lounge area and from the steps, a door leads into the second upper floor master bedroom that mirrors the one below. Dramatic views and luxurious interiors create an atmosphere of cosseted privilege for those lucky enough to stay in one of these fine suites.